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What vitamin supplements or herbs cause a slower heart rate?

What vitamin supplements or herbs cause a slower heart rate?

None: There aren't any that predictably slow the heart except foxglove which is the active ingredient in digitalis. Digitalis has a very narrow therapeutic window with toxicity occurring easily. Taking foxglove to slow the heart would be like talking into metal cans strung together instead of using a phone.

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What drugs, vitamin supplements cause slow heart rate?

What drugs, vitamin supplements cause slow heart rate?

Beta-blockers: Beta-blockers are drugs that slow down the heart rate. Do not attempt to slow your heart rate on your own other than through regular exercise. Consult a physician if you have a rapid heart rate.

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Help please! What drugs, vitamin supplements or techniques cause slow heart rate?

Help please! What drugs, vitamin supplements or techniques cause slow heart rate?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers are drugs that slow the heart rate and lower the blood pressure. A slow heart rate may also be a sign of good athletic conditioning or an underactive thyroid gland.

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Could a slower heart rate be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

Could a slower heart rate be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

Not due to low D: It's not likely to be due to "low vitamin d". Vitamin d is insufficient if below 30ng/ml and deficient if below 20ng/ml. Even in these situations it shouldn't be slowing your heart rate. More likely it may be related to mineral deficiency.

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Are vitamin supplements good for the heart to slow down its damaging effects when a person consumes a fatty meal?

Are vitamin supplements good for the heart to slow down its damaging effects when a person consumes a fatty meal?

No: Vitamins won't do anything to protect your heart in the scenario described. No vitamin has been shown to exercise heart protective effect. In fact, in a recent study it was shown that people who take some vitamins for "general health" were shown to have an increased risk of death.

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Vitamin D levels very low. Could that cause rapid heart rate and/or shortness of breath?

Vitamin D levels very low. Could that cause rapid heart rate and/or shortness of breath?

Likely not cause: While the symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency are still not clear, it is not likely to cause shortness of breath and rapid heart rate by itself. Get seen now: shortness of breath and rapid heart rate are serious symptoms and should not be ignored. Low Vit D level is certainly not helping things though and continue supplement to replace it, too. See https://medlineplus. Gov/vitaminddeficiency. Html

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Could taking cod liver oil cause your heart rate to spike and blood pressure or would that just be anxiety and OCD worrying about the vitamins A&D?

Could taking cod liver oil cause your heart rate to spike and blood pressure or would that just be anxiety and OCD worrying about the vitamins A&D?

Cod liver oil: In the U.S., it is unlikely to have significant deficiencies of either vitamin A or D. There is usually no need to take cod liver oil or any other supplement of these vitamins. Having said that, cod liver oil does not usually cause the symptoms you're describing. They certainly could be due to anxiety. I would stop the cod liver oil, and if the symptoms persist, see your doctor. Good luck.

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Which vitamins and supplements are good for people who has high cholesterol and heart problems in the family?

Which vitamins and supplements are good for people who has high cholesterol and heart problems in the family?

Depends: It depends on what part of your cholesterol panel is high: fish oil, specifically dha and epa, have been shown to reduce triglycerides. They do not lower ldl, nor do they raise the HDL if the triglycerides are not elevated. Dha and epa may help reduce the risk of a second heart attack, but they haven't been shown to prevent the 1st one. Most vip: all fish oils have variable amounts of dha/epa.

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I heard that b vitamins speed up heart rate similar to caffeine. Could this be bad for your heart?

I heard that b vitamins speed up heart rate similar to caffeine. Could this be bad for your heart?

Generally no: B vitamins affect metabolism and nervous system function but do not have alpha/beta effects that is the cause of heart rate up/down with certain meds/herbs.

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What is causing my hypocomplementemia? I have low TSH and vitamin d. I've had kidney stones. My blood pressure and heart rate have all been higher

What is causing my hypocomplementemia? I have low TSH and vitamin d. I've had kidney stones. My blood pressure and heart rate have all been higher

Not enough info: Why was the test done in the first place? The conditions you list are not an indication for this test. Unless you have lupus, angioedema or an unusual type of vasculitis, it probably means nothing.

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What is cause of slow heart rate? What is side effect of slow heart rate?

What is cause of slow heart rate? What is side effect of slow heart rate?

Slow heart rate: Slow heart rate can have a number of causes. Some people who are highly athletic and in peak physical condition have a low heart rate, and other healthy people just tend to have a low resting heart rate. Low heart rate can occur with certain medications and disease states, including hypothyroidism, cardiac diseases, autoimmune and infectious diseases, and central nervous system disorders.

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Is slow heart rate when first waking up a cause for concern?

Is slow heart rate when first waking up a cause for concern?

Only if symptoms: As long as your heart rate is not causing you to be lightheaded our pass out, it shouldn't be a major issue... But I would check with your doctor to be certain there isn't some other problem.

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Does mpv cause a fast or slow heart rate?

Does mpv cause a fast or slow heart rate?

What is MPV?: I have checked a dictionary for acronyms and cannot find this one. Am pretty sure you don't mean "Muslims for Progressive Values" (one of the ones I found). The only medical term I know for MPV is "mean platelet volume" which is term found on complete blood counts. Please clarify.

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Can a slow heart rate cause water retention? Just looking for some answers, as I have suffered for years with this problem, and know I do have a slow heart rate, also pac which they say are benign.

Can a slow heart rate cause water retention? Just looking for some answers, as I have suffered for years with this problem, and know I do have a slow heart rate, also pac which they say are benign.

Generally: Generally no, as long as your heart function, specifically both the squeezing (systolic function) and relaxing (diastolic function) are normal. If those have not been evaluated previously then you can discuss getting an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) with your doctor. There are many things that can cause leg swelling, not just heart issues, including medication side effects and vascular issues in the legs.

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What can cause slow heart rate?

What can cause slow heart rate?

Normal is 60 to 100: Heart rates slower than 60 beats per minute are considered bradycardias. Some normal people have heart rates slower than 60 like athletes. Some patients take medications called beta blockers (e.g. Lopressor) that cause slow heart rates. If your pulse is less than 50, then you should see your doctor. Slow heart rates may need a pacemaker.

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What is and what cause a slow heart rate in a fetus?

What is and what cause a slow heart rate in a fetus?

Several reasons: Normal fetal heart rates are 120-160bpm & as low as 110 at term. If lower, there are reasons that can be significant so an obstetrician should be able to evaluate these or make a referral to a high risk pregnancy specialist.

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Is having a slow heart rate when first waking up in the morning a cause for concern?

Is having a slow heart rate when first waking up in the morning a cause for concern?

Generally not: If you feel well, a slow resting heart rate is usually a sign of a healthy, or "conditioned" heart. Athletes commonly have resting heart rates below 60 beats per minute (bradycardia). However, if the rhythm is not normal (sinus), or you don't feel well, bradycardia may be a sign of heart disease. If you don't feel well, check with your doctor, or er and have an electrocardiogram done. Dr. Mike.

Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more


Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more